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Reason #259 Why I Love Trader Joe’s: Sweet & Salty Dark Chocolate Almonds

Every Friday on my way back home, I stop at the Trader Joe’s to pick up my gluten-free bread. This time I decided to take a stroll through their chocolate section. Big mistake! My new reason for loving their store? Sea salt and turbinado sugar sprinkled dark chocolate almonds.  Oh my gosh, they are amazing.… Continue reading Reason #259 Why I Love Trader Joe’s: Sweet & Salty Dark Chocolate Almonds

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Week of Recipes Featuring Carapelli Organic Olive Oil

As I previously wrote, the folks over at Carapelli were nice enough to send me a bottle of their new Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to try out. Yum! It is full of fruity and lightly peppery flavor, and smooth — really really smooth. The certified USDA oil is obtained only from organically grown… Continue reading Week of Recipes Featuring Carapelli Organic Olive Oil

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Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base by Superior Touch

I was in the store looking for this amazing mushroom bouillon my friend Vikki had used, and stumbled upon this — Better Than Bouillon. I had never seen it before, but the label, including the fact it was vegan caught my my eye. Looking at the ingredient list further and comparing it to other containers… Continue reading Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base by Superior Touch

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Trader Joe’s Green Olive Tapenade: Entertaining Favorite

I’ve decided it is time to start trying new foods and products, to expand my foodie palette, so when I saw this store brand olive tapenade at a Trader Joe’s I figured why not pick it up. The first place I brought it was a friend’s house for dinner. And after the first bite, I… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Green Olive Tapenade: Entertaining Favorite